Review – Yanis

By: Heather Young

Album- Queen Kari
Release Date- Sept. 8th,2015
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Genre- Old Folk

Yanis is a folk singer/songwriter based out of Toronto. At the golden age of 22 has had his music compared to the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Neil Young. Considering he just recently released a five track EP entitled “Queen Kari”as an independent artist, those kinds of comparisons can either be a blessing or a curse. You automaticly assume that such a fresh faced, young blood artist could never come close. To that I say, give the album a listen.

The title track “Queen Kari” is extremely catchy with it’s wise beyond its years sound combined with young at heart lyrics such as “Let me be your boyfriend”. “Earl of March” is a throwback to some seriously beloved ’70’s rock music and has been compared to sounding like Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. Affectionately named after the High School Yanis attended, you can’t help but fall in love with the track, it’s sound, the lyrics and where it takes you when you sit back and just listen. The EP closes out with two songs that have darker meaning. “Momentai” and “Jeri” are full of emotionally charged and beautifully raw lyrics. They are definatly a great closing testimate to the diversity and charm of the album.

All in all “Queen Kari” is a great step out into the world of Canadian Folk music, and Yanis is sure to be spinning the wheels of success in no time. It’s refreshing to hear something so different and so raw and at times to utterly emotional.

Rating: 4/5

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